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TAG (tagged, tagging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tag mean? 

TAG (noun)
  The noun TAG has 4 senses:

1. a label made of cardboard or plastic or metal
2. a small piece of cloth or paper
3. a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser
4. (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

  Familiarity information: TAG used as a noun is uncommon.


TAG (verb)
  The verb TAG has 5 senses:

1. attach a tag or label to
2. touch a player while he is holding the ball
3. provide with a name or nickname
4. go after with the intent to catch
5. supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

  Familiarity information: TAG used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAG (noun)


Sense 1tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A label made of cardboard or plastic or metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("tag" is a kind of...):

label (an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tag"):

dog tag (metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number)

dog tag (military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck)

name tag (a tag showing the name of the person who wears it)

price tag (a tag showing the price of the article it is attached to)


Sense 2tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small piece of cloth or paper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tatter; tag end; rag; tag; shred

Hypernyms ("tag" is a kind of...):

piece of cloth; piece of material (a separate part consisting of fabric)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tag"):

pine-tar rag (baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip)


Sense 3tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("tag" is a kind of...):

child's game (a game enjoyed by children)

Domain member category:

tag ((sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game))


Sense 4tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("tag" is a kind of...):

touch; touching (the act of putting two things together with no space between them)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

tag (a game in which one child chases the others; the one who is caught becomes the next chaser)


TAG (verb)


Sense 1tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach a tag or label to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

tag; mark; label

Context example:

label these bottles

Hypernyms (to "tag" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tag"):

badge (put a badge on)

code (attach a code to)

calibrate (mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units)

point (mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics)

point (mark with diacritics)

point (mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch a player while he is holding the ball

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "tag" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tag"):

nab (tag the base runner to get him out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a name or nickname

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "tag" is one way to...):

call; name (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go after with the intent to catch

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tail; go after; give chase; dog; chase; chase after; trail; track; tag

Context examples:

The policeman chased the mugger down the alley / the dog chased the rabbit

Hypernyms (to "tag" is one way to...):

follow; pursue (follow in or as if in pursuit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tag"):

tree (chase an animal up a tree)

quest (search the trail of (game))

hound; hunt; trace (pursue or chase relentlessly)

run down (pursue until captured)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Also:

tag along (go along with, often uninvited)


Sense 5tag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "tag" is one way to...):

rhyme; rime (compose rhymes)

Domain category:

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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